PSL 2020: Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans by eight wickets


The Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans on Saturday by 8 wickets and register their 1st victory of the Pakistan Super League 2020.

The Islamabad United batsmen by no means appeared troubled as they chased a 165-run goal by the Multan Sultans. Munro scored a half-century from 32 balls, smashing 4 sixes earlier than being clear bowled by Shahid Afridi.

Just when United wanted two runs to win, Ronchi departed for 74 from 45 balls. In a bid to complete the sport, Ronchi pulled a supply from Ilyas which was caught by Vince.

Earlier, Amad Butt was the choice of the bowlers for Islamabad United as he took 4 scalps to scale back Multan Sultans to 164/eight after 20 overs.

Skipper Shan Masood and Vince gave Islamabad a tricky time to start with of the Sultans’ innings by standing their floor. However, after Masood was dismissed by Faheem Ashraf, the wickets saved on tumbling as Amad Butt dismissed each Moeen Ali and Rossouw for 10 and zero respectively.

Multan Sultans player Zeeshan Ashraf did revive a bit along with his half-century, Musa and Akif led an onslaught that saved the Sultans at bay, dismissing Afridi for ten runs whereas Sohail Tanvir has trapped lbw by Butt for eleven runs.

Two-time champions Islamabad United misplaced the opening match of the occasion to defending champions Quetta Gladiators, whereas the Multan Sultans, who’ve been in movement Friday night, handed Lahore Qalandars a five-wicket defeat to realize two treasured factors.

Multan Sultans skipper Shan Masood mentioned he would have additionally opted to discipline first if he gained the toss. He praised former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi for placing up a powerful presence within the final match.

Lead by younger leg-spinner Shadab Khan, United boasts the likes of skilled international and nationwide gamers. From South African pacer Dale Steyn to Colin Ingram, including master-blaster Luke Ronchi to the combo, with a pinch of Phil Salt and David Munro, United have an ideal mix.

Adding to which are a neighborhood crop of all-rounders similar to Faheem Ashraf and Hussain Talat, with Mohammad Musa and Ruman Raees bringing the tempo.

On the opposite hand, Multan Sultans, led by Shan Masood, is a mixture of outdated and new, with the likes of Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, and Rohail Nazeer, who can every carry a shock to the desk.


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